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BMW’s long-awaited third-generation electric car won’t just be electric. The company announced last week that the upcoming i3 will be the first electric car from a mainstream automaker with an optional range-extending engine.

The i3, formerly known as the MegaCity concept vehicle, is an all-carbon-fiber electric city car planned as the successor to the Active-E, a 1 Series-based electric car that becomes available for select leasing this fall.

BMW did not announce what engine would be used as a range extender, but the automaker did say the engine will not be connected with the wheels. Instead, it will only serve as a generator to produce electricity f ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 1553 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-16 | Comments (0)

Owners of Samsung Smart TVs might be interested to learn that a Threat Post, security researcher Luigi Auriemma has discovered a vulnerability within some Samsung Smart TVs that could allow remotely access the Samsung TV.

As well as remotely access the Samsung TV hackers might also be able to access files located on the TVs USB flash drive connected to the TV, reconfigure the TV’s remote control, and even gain root access and load up malicious software directly into the Smart TV system. Watch the video after the jump to find out more.

"In this video we demonstrate one of our 0-day vulnerabilities affecting Smart TV, in this case a Samsung TV LED 3D. Smart TV can be used to browse the internet, use social networks, purchase m ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 1385 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

It would appear that another Android device may be getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the HTC Evo 4G on US mobile carrier Sprint, as the guys over at Android Police have received a screenshot of an internal Sprint pages which shows the update is being released on the 13th of December.

Sprint have yet to officially announce when the HTC Evo 4G LTE will be getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, hopefully there should be some more details later today if the leaked document is correct.

As soon as we get some more information and some confirmation from Sprint that the HTC Evo 4G  is getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update today on Sprint we will let you guys know.

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Category: Future Mobile | Views: 672 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

So it turns out apart from just giant robots fighting giant sea monsters, Stringer Bell from The Wire and Jax from Sons of Anarchy, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim will also feature GlaDOS of Portal fame. Not only will actress Ellen McLain be voicing an AI in the  film, but the same filter and effects are to be applied, making her GlaDOS in all but name.

Apparently del Toro had to call Valve chief Gabe Newell himself to secure Ellen McLain’s participation, with some help from his  daughter. "I’m a big fan of Valve,” Guillermo del Toro said in an Escapist interview. "Portal and Left 4 Dead have been instrumental family experiences at my house.”

Category: Gaming News | Views: 604 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

If you are a fan of oversized battling robots and you are sure to enjoy the new cinematic trailer released to promote the new awesome indie game currently being developed by Adhesive Games.

The latest trailer provides a glimpse at what you can expect from the Hawken game, which is currently in its open beta development stage which opened yesterday.

The Producer Letter: Eve of Hawken Open Beta opens with..

"We can’t thank you enough for your interest, support and passion for our game. The excitement from you means more than you know and it’s a great boost of energy for us; a shot in the arm so to speak. Make no mistake, we’ve been working extreme hours to ensure this is the best possible game w ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 581 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

Sony announced their Xperia V smartphone a while back, and although the device was supposed to launch in Europe thismonth, the launch of the handset was delayed slightly.

Sony have now launched the Sony Xperia V in Russia and the device is available SIM free for 24,999 rubles which works out at around $815 US dollars, there are no details as yet on when it will be available in other European countries.

The Sony Xperia V features a 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5Ghz processor and also features an Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB of RAM.

Source GSM Arena

Category: Techno News | Views: 658 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

If you are in the market for a new PC and are looking for something a little different, you might be interested in the new LEET Gaming HTPC Range launched by Steiger Dynamics this week.

Steiger Dynamics has created a range of awesome looking PC systems targeted exclusively towards gamers or power hungry users, check out the full specification after the jump.

Prices for the  LEET Pure series starts at $1798, but adding extra and options can easily push the price north of  $10,000 on the highest-end LEET Reference with maxed out specs. Steiger Dynamics will be showcasing their new systems at the CES exhibition in Januray.

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Category: Techno News | Views: 675 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

mLogic has launched a new drive designed for Mac systems which has been created to provide a Thunderbolt expansion chassis in the form of the new mLogic mLink.

The mLogic mLink offer Mac users the ability to connect PCIe cards such as RAID controllers, 10GigE, Fibre Channel and audio/video capture cards directly to Thunderbolt connection equipped Mac desktops and laptops.

Features of the new mLogic mLink Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis include : 2 x high-performance 10Gbit/second Thunderbolt ports, support for daisy-chaining of up to six Thunderbolt peripherals, and a form factor of just 8.1 x 2.75 x 5.9”. ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 639 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

nyone looking forward to the arrival of third instalment in the Dead Space franchise, might be pleased to learn EA has announced that their new Dead Space 3 game will ship supporting Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller voice commands.

Dead Space 3 will be the first co-op game created by EA to use the Kinect voice command feature, and the drop-in/drop-out co-op gameplay will enable Dead Space 3 players to choose between a more traditional solo Dead Space adventure or experience additional story details and side missions if desired.

EA explained :”Kinect will make it easier for co-op partners to give each other health or ammo, find objectives, revive one another and more,”-”In Dead Space 3, there’s two ways to play. Do it alone as en ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 584 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

Yesterday we heard a rumor that Sprint would be releasing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their HTC Evo 4G LTE smartphone, and now it would appear that the update is available for the device.

We have received a few emails from a couple of our readers who own the device and they have received the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on their HTC Evo 4G.

The update is being released as an OTA update and is apparently being rolled out in stages, you can find out more information over at Sprint.

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 684 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

If you are looking for a very unique Bluetooth keyboard to use with your smartphones the new Qii equipped with a fully flexible QWERTY keyboard might be worth more investigation.

The Qii keyboard was listed on the Indiegogo crowd funding website but for some reason its project page has now been removed or locked. But if you would like to learn more about this unique style of keyboard, watch the video after the jump.

The Qii prototype seen the in video below is equipped with a textured surface for easier touch typing and a waterproof coating, and has been in development for a number of year to get it to this stage. With its creators explaining that : "Qii is the world’s first, truly mobile, rollable pocket-sized keyboard for your smartphone or tablet.”< ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 795 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

Some of readers will remember the YotaPhone that we featured on the site the other day, the device comes with dual displays, one on each side, and the two displays are an LCD one and an E-Paper one.

Now we have a video of the device in action, which was put together by the guys from Mobile Review, have a look at the video below, it certainly looks very interesting.

There are no details as yet on when the YotaPhone will be available, as soon as we get some more information on the device , including pricing and a launch date we will let you guys know.

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Category: Techno News | Views: 555 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

A new project has landed on the Kickstarter crowd funding website which has been created to allow you to use your iPhone as an EMF detector, using an adapter that plugs into your 3.5 mm headphone port, and uses a companion app to display results.

Enabling you to detect invisible EM radiation from household appliances such as your HDTV, your car, or whatever might be lurking in your closet or under your bed. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Mr Ghost project and see it in action.

The iOS application is fully compatible with the iPhone4, 4s, and 5 as well as iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4 and iPod touch 4th and 5th gens devices. Its creator Aaron Rasmussen explains:

"Fancy yourself a ghost hunter? Mr ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 611 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

Konami’s rabidly anticipated tactical espionage slice’em up will be playable in demo form in January on Xbox and PSN. The title is, at Hideo Kojima’s request, jointly developed by Kojima Productions, who are handling narrative and cinematic direction and Platinum Games, taking over gameplay duties.

The demo is already available in Japan, but is region-locked, preventing even players with a Japanese PSN account from playing it. The demo has so far been included with Zone of the Enders HD collection, though it’s unclear whether that’s the reason for the strict region lock on the demo. At the very least it remains a valid alternative for players who can’t wait until January.

Category: Gaming News | Views: 571 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)

Facebook has launched a new version of their Android app today taking it to version 2.0, which has been built with native code to improve speed and performance on Android devices.

The new performance tweaks have improved load times considerably with the application and images opening and loading quicker than the previous version, helping you to navigate to new updates from your friends with ease.

Other new features include the News feed and Timeline will now also load faster, and the new Stories bar lets you see more stories without refreshing the page, together with a smoother user interface. To find out more technical details jump over to the Facebook Android App engineering ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 614 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-12-15 | Comments (0)